More quarantine facilities are now being constructed in the City of Manila to cater to persons who are suspected or probable of being infected with COVID-19, Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said on Thursday, May 28.

Four quarantine facilities have already been built amid the COVID19 pandemic in the nation’s capital.

The following quarantine facilities are currently being used by patients who tested positive in the rapid test or have been reported to have symptoms of COVID-19: Delpan Quarantine Facility, Araullo High School, Tondo High School, and T. Paez Elementary School.

The local government is targeting to open eight more facilities in the nation’s capital. The Arellano High School quarantine facility is scheduled for turn-over on Thursday afternoon.

“As of today, more or less about 170, 180. After today, 200 plus ang quarantine facilities,” Domagoso said.

Domagoso said that these quarantine facilities are used by patients with symptoms of COVID19 and those who are scheduled and waiting for swab test results

“Kailangan na muna nating mailayo sila sa kanilang pamilya and within their community area at mailayo rin sa kapamahakan for that time,” Domagoso said.

“So paglabas ng kanilang resulta ng kanilang test swabbing, kung positibo, ililipat naman natin siya sa health care facility,” the Mayor added.

As of Wednesday, May 27, a total of 9,763 swab tests and 58,269 rapid tests have been done in the City of Manila.